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Natadola Bay Fiji Scores the South Pacific’s First OneAsia PGA Tournament

September 21, 2013 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa are pleased to announce that Fiji will be the first South Pacific Island nation to host the OneAsia Premier Golf Tournament. 

The new Fiji International Tournament will be held at the award winning Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course in August 2014 and have a minimum prize purse of US$1 million. Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course - Intercontinental Fiji

The Fiji Government and PGA Australia signed a memorandum of understanding to host the tournament for the next 5 years.  “It is a great honour for our Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course to be hosting such a prestigious event,” says Mr. Scott Williams, General Manager of the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.  “The four day tournament will be broadcast to over 40 countries and 400 million households, and is a great opportunity to showcase our golf course, luxurious resort and Fiji’s position as one of the world’s greatest golf destinations” Mr. Williams explained.

Since its inception in 2009, the multi-million dollar OneAsia tournaments have been hosted in Australia, China, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia. The tournament is the first of its kind, spanning the whole of Asia- Pacific and attracting a number of the world’s elite players to compete in a ‘stroke play’ tournament for official world golf ranking points.   The tournament will be managed Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, IntercOntinental Fiji - 18th and clubhouseby PGA Australia in conjunction with tournament promoter Sports & Entertainment Ltd (SEL) and co-sanctioned by OneAsia, of which the PGA is a co-founding partner.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to be part of an international event of this magnitude and I’m sure our championship golf course will provide a challenge for even the most experienced golfers.” says Mr Williams.  “The 5 year tournament series will not only benefit Fiji’s tourism industry with an influx of international players, spectators, media and support crew, but we will also see great financial benefits for our owners, the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF), as the Golf course is brought into the global limelight.”

Affectionately known as ‘The People’s Resort’ due to its ownership by FNPF, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa opened in June 2009 and quickly established itself as one of Fiji’s best.  With captivating design, 271 rooms, world-class dining, a luxury spa, four swimming pools, and state of the art conference facilities, authentic Fijian hospitality and experiences combine to create one of the most magnificent luxury retreats in the South Pacific.

The Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is regarded one of the best golf courses in Fiji and arguably the South Pacific.  More than just a world class golf course, Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is a journey through stunning Fijian landscapes and challenging golf holes, offering uninterrupted views of the white sands and coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. The golf course facilities include an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course, golf shop, golf driving range, practice chipping and putting greens, and the Vatu Lo Bar & Restaurant.  For more information or to make a reservation please call 673 3300 or visit www.fiji.intercontinental.com.

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